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Paradise in Akumal, Mexico - Beachfront 2bd/2BA Condo (ground level)

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,148 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Enjoy a relaxing vacation on the beautiful, white sandy beach of Half Moon Bay in Akumal ('Place of the Turtle' in the Mayan language). Walk out your patio door and be directly on the beach. Wake up to the songs of tropical birds and the soothing sounds of the waves. Watch spectacular sunrises from your patio or bedroom each morning. Sip margaritas while digging your toes into the sand and watching the sea turtles pop up their heads above the beautiful turquoise water. Enjoy beautiful star-gazing at night.

Akumal is a quiet, residential beach side community located about 50 miles south of the Cancun Airport on a well-paved highway. This small town and the nearby area offer many fine restaurants and plenty of opportunities for snorkeling, diving, swimming, caving, biking, bird watching, or just plain relaxing on the beach. That is the beauty of this place - you can enjoy many activities or simply relax on a beach chair under the palms.

From our airy and spacious condo at La Bahia, you can walk barefoot to two restaurants/beach bars, relax and read under the palms or one of our palapas with 180-degree views of the sea, or snorkel in the bay, only yards from your patio, where sea turtles and tropical fish abound. The sandy beach is never crowded.

This newly updated and decorated two-bedroom/two-bath unit of 1,125 square feet includes new appliances as well as new air conditioning and ceiling fans, although tropical breezes often make these unnecessary. The condo has been renovated recently with all new tile floors, newly painted rooms, curtains, and upholstered sofa cushions. The open floor plan includes large windows on three sides of the living room and is decorated with live tropical plants and palms and Mexican artifacts. The Caribbean Sea can be viewed from all rooms.

The master bedroom (king-sized bed) and guest room (two twin-sized beds) both have ample closet space. Daily maid service is available, and beach towels are provided. Cell phone and wireless Internet service are available, so bring your cell and laptop, if you wish. There is also a satellite TV, DVD player, and iPod docking station.

The town of Akumal, a short walk from the condo, has two markets (with ATM machines and enough food items to meet your needs); seven restaurants (one with live entertainment a few nights a week during high season); three dive shops; travel office; fresh produce market twice a week; several shops and boutiques; yoga classes and fitness center; bike rentals; laundromat; and more. Two small convenience stores are located just a block or so from La Bahia.

The CEA (Centro Ecologica Akumal) provides information on sea turtles and other marine life. Akumal is ecologically protected and well known for its sea turtles and their nesting grounds. In fact, turtles nest on our beach. The season lasts from April-October, and the CEA can arrange viewing tours for an incredible experience. Try snorkeling or diving in one or more of the area's many beautiful freshwater cenotes.

Playa del Carmen (22 miles) has great shopping and restaurants, two large supermarkets, golf courses, and a bird sanctuary in nearby Playacar. You can swim with the dolphins at Puerto Aventuras (12 miles), which also has manatee and sea lion shows, restaurants, and shopping. Tulum (about 20 minutes south) has restaurants, shopping, sightseeing, and five miles of pristine beaches. Don't miss the Tulum Mayan ruins, a unique sea-cliff site; the entrance is on the left shortly before the town. Just south of Tulum is the fantastic Sian Ka'an Biosophere. Drive there yourself (check on road conditions first) or arrange a tour through our reception office.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa, Toni, Sibley, Michelle & Lenora
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to La Bahia #2. The location on Half Moon Bay is perfect, and the views from the condo are spectacular - we could see the Caribbean Sea from every room and watch the sunrise every morning while drinking our coffee on the patio. We love the convenience of being on the ground floor and walking onto the beach directly from the patio. The water is only about 30 yards away, and we could watch the turtles pop up for air just looking out the living room sliders. Snorkeling in the bay is wonderful - sea turtles, rays, squid, parrotfish, and many other colorful, tropical fish. Akumal has a lot to offer with its great restaurants and laid-back atmosphere. We highly recommend this condo!"
Feb 2011
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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1148 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Ensuite bathrooms for both bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) There are two twin/single beds in the guest bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) Porta-crib and inflatable mattresses available. Ocean and jungle views from both bedrooms, very unique to condos in this area.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
FREE Wireless service, book library and small CD collection, free daily newspaper, sheets for extra beds, purified water, safe in master bedroom, reliable on-site management. Large patio, perfect for dining or relaxing, surrounded by soft, white sand and lush tropical vegetation. Staff on site in managment office for any needs you will have not provided already!

Reviews

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Paradise in Akumal, Mexico - Beachfront 2bd/2BA Condo (ground level)
average rating of 4.774194 based on 58 reviews
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4

Super place right on the beach!

  • 4 of 5

Great place. Wish it had "hot" water and a pool, yet the setting was amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

The area is beautiful, with ocean views on one side and jungle on the other. The condo was comfortable and the a/c worked great. I was disappointed with the beach. We weren't able to swim there since it was so rocky and rough for our boys and instead went to the lagoon and the public beach up front (it was very crowded). All the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We saw a turtle laying her eggs and many other interesting animals. The restaurants there are very good- we loved Turtle Bay Cafe. Water pressure was low. A bigger TV would be nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You can't get any closer than this.

  • 4 of 5

The property is well maintained. The location is perfect. It's directly on the beach and a short walk or golf cart ride away from restaurants. The staff at the condo are friendly and professional. And the A/C in the living room and both bedrooms is perfect. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just what we wanted.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures show exactly what the condo and grounds look like. We were so happy to find a condo on the ground floor with two bedrooms that had A/C in both the common area and the bedrooms. Usually it is one or the other.

Everything we needed was provided. If you want the housekeeper every day, you shall have it. We did not. A nice plus was the 5 gallon jug of water that was kept replenished as needed. Never had that before.

Plenty of kitchen items although needed more glasses. Linen quality was great. We ate every breakfast on the patio as well as some dinners. Loved the closeness to the water. the condo was very clean. There were a ton of books as well as some on the area.

Our only down thing was that the water pressure was very, very low, and you ran out of hot water if you were not quick.

There were plenty of lounges on the beach as well as two palapas which was fine since it was not crowde when we were there.

Most of the time we were there the water was too rough to enjoy snorkeling, and we along with most others went elsewhere. Either to Yal Ku or Akumal Bay. Of the two weeks, we only had 3 days that were not rough. Except on the weekends the staff worked very hard hauling off tons and tons of seaweed to keep the beach clean.

Getting into the water was very rocky, and you were often the entertainment as you floundered getting in and out. LOL

This was certainly one of the nicest condos we have rented in the Caribbean and Mexico, and I would feel comfortable suggesting it to anyone. I would also not hesitate to return. We have stayed at a number of condos, and it was so nice to see one that was not in need of renovations!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Hartford, CT
5

Always a great time!

  • 5 of 5

We truly loved our stay in Akumal and at La Bahia. This was my third time to stay at La Bahia (each in a different condo) and by far #2 has the most recent renovations and updated look. As always, the staff was attentive and helpful and the condo well maintained. Akumal and the surrounding area are always a treat and did not disappoint during this trip either. If you have never been I highly recommend checking out Cenote Santa Cruz (just a short, but rough, ride outside of Akumal Pueblo) and touring the Sian Ka'an for some additional fun. Local restaurants in Akumal do not disappoint either and La Buena Vida is always a good time for a drink, food, or both. Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Five nights in Paradise! What a wonderful vacation, but too short to do and see everything that this quaint area has to offer. The condo is perfectly situated right on the beach. We enjoyed the spectacular views including sunrises and sunsets. The condo is very attractive and has all the comforts of home. The newly redecorated kitchen is beautiful and very well equipped. The beds were comfortable and the rooms spacious. The maids were very attentive, and the office staff could not have been more helpful. We enjoyed snorkeling in the bay right outside the front door and even saw turtles swimming with us. There is so much to see and do there; we wish we had planned for a much longer stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Visit Mayan ruins in Tulum (15 Miles), Coba (25 miles), Chitzen Itza (one-day or overnight trip). Sian Ka'an Biosphere (just south of Tulum) - arrange tours at reception office; caving at Aktun Chen; snorkeling at Akumal Bay, nearby Yal Ku Lagoon, Dos Ojos, Hidden Worlds, many other cenotes; water sports and cultural and historical activities at Xel-Ha and Xcaret.

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Rates & Availability

Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 22 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,177
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$213
$1,491
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Apr 21 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,043
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$311
 

Additional information about rental rates

Transaction Fee $75
Tax Rate 19.0%

Holiday rentals are a mandatory 7 nights per holiday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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